1978 MG B 1.8 from UK and Ireland
A cheap fun classic
Front Suspension king pins needed replacing.
Fuel tanked rusted.
Radiator leaked and needed replacing.
Rear suspension needed replacing.
Fuel pump packed up.
Alternator needed replacing.
Although there have been a number of problems I have been pleasantly surprised by the reliabilty of this vehicle. It has only left me stranded at the side of the road once.
Although it is now where near a modern sports car in terms of performance the car can easily keep up with the traffic. on the motorway it will cruise comfortably at 70 to 80 MPH. Its great fun on the back roads with the hood down. 50 MPH will feel fast with your bum a few inches of the ground and the wind in your hair.
There are lots of specialists to look after this car. Most parts can easily be obtained and are cheap.
Unless you want to do a restoration, I would advise you to buy the best car you can possibly afford. Any money that you may save on the purchase price will quickly be offset in repair costs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2002